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Stanford Sexual Assault Victim Reveals Her Identity: Chanel Miller, Know Her Story

Three years ago, a victim impact statement read by Emily Doe at her rapist’s sentencing hearing, moved millions. The Stanford sexual assault case involving Emily Doe and Brock Turner captured the public’s attention and sparked national outrage. Early this morning The New York Times revealed Emily Doe’s identity: an Asian American named Chanel Miller.

In 2016, Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting Miller outside of a fraternity party in 2015. He was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, a conviction that could have landed him a 14-year prison sentence. Instead, the case’s judge, Aaron Persky gave Turner six months in jail. Persky believed that Turner showed remorse, despite Turner refusing to admit he had sexually assaulted Miller, according to The Huffington Post.

Since then, the focus in the media, positive or negative, has largely been on Turner. Now, Miller is coming forward to claim her narrative.

The New York Times article that revealed Miller’s identity also reported that she has written a memoir called “Know My Name.” The memoir will describe Miller’s life since the trial. It is being published by Viking and is scheduled to come out on September 24.

The memoir’s cover art is inspired by a Japanese art form called kintsugi, or “golden repair,” which bonds broken pieces of pottery together with lacquer and powdered gold.

Miller will read the statement she gave at her sentencing hearing on an episode of “60 Minutes” and give an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Bill Whitaker. The episode will be broadcast on “60 Minutes,” Sunday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT on CBS.

According to her author biography on the Penguin Random House website, Miller graduated from UC Santa Barbara. She now lives in San Francisco where she works as a writer and artist.

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  1. RE: Stanford sexual assault victims reveals her identity: Chanel Miller know her story: What a horrible experience for her and her family to experience. As a mother of college graduate, I shudder to think of that happening to my daughter. However, in an age where woman are screaming about equality and being strong and independent, why did she allow herself to drink to the point of not being able to be in control? He had absolutely not right to do what he did, not doubt there…deserves the full jail time…not just 6 months. LADIES!! BE THE STRONG WOMEN WE SCREAMING THAT WE ARE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY!! KEEP EYES ON YOUR DRINKS AND WATCH HOW MUCH YOU’RE DRINKING.

    • RE: Stanford sexual assault victim reveals her identity. Chanel Miller, know her story: Why should women hold responsibility for their drinks? Shouldn’t men be kept accountable to not slip drugs into women’s drinks? Women should not have to worry about their drinks being spiked with drugs, just like men never have to worry about such things. Stop victim blaming and instead force the perpetrator to take full responsibility. And in the case where people are not careful with how much they’re drinking, people need to help individuals who are in trouble. And similarly, people should not be taking advantage of other people while under the influence.

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